"Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life." 3 Nephi 5:13

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Obedience and Diligence

Elder Hill has been experiencing many teaching miracles on Tobago.  The people whose hearts are prepared to hear the Gospel are ready to be taught by faithful, obedient missionaries.

11/25/2013 --- We received a call Wednesday night from some missionaries in Trinidad! We received a woman's number and we were told to call her! We did immediately and it was amazing! This woman's name is S------, she is married and has a daughter. They set up an appointment on the phone for Saturday and told us they will be waiting. We both could not wait! Saturday finally rolled around and it was a half hour before the lesson and I received a phone call and it was J---- her husband. He was calling to make sure we were coming and then gave us directions, to where he lived. We traveled there immediately! We arrived and they were waiting for us on their front steps! We walked up and introduced ourselves, and we just felt like this family was going to be amazing! We went in and got to know them a little bit and talked about the weather and how beautiful the day was then we started. I said the opening prayer and then we started to teach by the bullet points in Preach my gospel. It was a miracle that happened. Stephanie just started to cry. The spirit was so strong. I had to hold back because it was soo thick. We asked them what they wanted to achieve from having us over. They told us "we have always wanted to be converted to something and this is where we think we need to start." We had planned to teach the restoration, but I felt like we needed to teach the plan. So we did! I pulled out those flash cards that Tyson gave me and taught them! The entire lesson was amazing and super spiritual. I have never taught a family before! I can truly say that family's are ordained of God because of the spirit that we felt there! We backed up the Plan with scriptures from the Book of Mormon and then after the lesson, S----, T----(16 yr old daughter) and J---- all asked for their own copy of the Book of Mormon. It was a miracle! I can honestly say that we were blessed with this family because E. Christensen and I have been strictly obedient to mission rules and our diligence! It was such an amazing experience I just feel Heavenly Fathers Love for me as I talk about this wonderful blessing!

12/02/2013 --- We went with the Linton's to visit the J---- family. We arrived a few minutes late because the traffic getting to their house was horrendous, and it was super crazy. So we arrive at and S---- is out waiting on the street for us. We get out and she says "Oh good, I was thinking you weren't coming!" We then went into the house and on the walk to the doorway, their neighbors were just saying nasty things and persecuting them and us until we walked into the house. It was crazy. We could tell she was bothered by it, So I told her not to study them and just try to enjoy the night. So the first 20 minutes of the lesson or so we just mingled and let them get to know the Lintons a little bit better. They loved them both and they were a huge help to the lesson with answering questions and ting...But we then taught them the Restoration. We did our best to focus on prophets and dispensations. They understood everything and it was really neat again to see people that have been prepared from the Lord and placed in our path to find. They really loved the part about the True church falling and was it quite interesting to see J---- thinking on an infinite level and not with a carnal finite mind. We are seeing them again tonight and showing them the Restoration movie for a visual aid and so they can receive a new understanding. We are also going to invite them to be baptized. I love this family so much! They are amazing. They are truly a blessing from heaven and I feel so so blessed to be serving with E. Christensen and having so much success. OBEDIENCE AND DILIGENCE!

12/16/2013 --- We stopped by the J---- family just to say Hi and see how things were going. They (J---, and T----) let us sit down and teach them. We just answered their questions and invited them to the Christmas party. Then J--- asked suddenly, "How do I get baptized in your guys's church?" We told him, and then invited him to be baptized. He said yes and so did T---!. Just need to talk to S-----. The end of last week we had 3 investigators with baptismal dates and by the end of this week we hope to have 5 or 6. It is really awesome the way things are happening out here on this island!